We must give them their due - Vitara has become more solid. The seven-seater almost five-meter off-road vehicle looks impressive not only in profile, but also in full view.
Replaced almost the entire "facade". Sorry for the construction terminology, but how else to call it a combination of the original headlights, grille and bumper?
We have a car in the richest configuration. The interior is upholstered in gray leather, there is a sunroof and a five-speed automatic. Price - $ 36, 020, modification with a velor interior and a manual transmission is almost three and a half thousand cheaper.
What will the owner see in front of him for that kind of money? With the turn of the ignition key, the dashboard flashes neon and the welcome message “Hello” appears on the small odometer display. Scales of the main and auxiliary devices are easy to read and almost do not overlap the wheel - tilt adjustment helps. On the center console, decorated with wood inserts, the main place was taken by the switches of the operation modes of the ventilation system and the air conditioner. Their centers are heated, including air conditioning, rear window heating and, accordingly, distributing air flow. On the right there is a more modest regulator of the heater. The leading role here belongs to the driver, although middle-row passengers can adjust the air flow. To do this, the ceiling has a separate wheel and deflectors.
The list of all combinations of folding the three rows of seats would be too long. Get acquainted with one of the options for transforming the interior will help you photograph. I would like to pay special attention to the ability to move the seats of the second row, and on separate skids for the right and left parts.
Acquaintance with the technical equipment of the new Vitara reminded a conversation with test pilots. Its essence was as follows: when the aircraft is removed from production, this means that the design is brought to perfection. So it happened with "Vitara." At first she was a three-door. Then came the five-door Gran Vitara. Now, lengthening the base to 2800 mm, we got a seven-seater car. Vitara has nowhere to grow further. Otherwise, in terms of passenger capacity, it will go into the class of minibuses.
Now take a look under the hood. The engine power of the updated Vitara reached 183 liters. with. - 10 more than the dorestyling. Torque also increased slightly. The fifth gear appeared in the automatic gearbox. A claim for off-road qualities can be considered a downward row in the transmission. But there are no cross-axle locks. The conclusion suggests itself - before us is a well-developed, logically completed transmission scheme. The same can be said of the car as a whole. And it’s not bad. Right now it’s profitable to buy a seven-seater “Suzuki” with a rigidly connected front axle, driven by a body and units during many upgrades, capable of moving along light off-road roads. If we again follow the logic of test pilots, then the updated "Vitara" after a while, it is time to withdraw from production. You won’t squeeze out more of it - the next generation may turn out to be more expensive and, in addition, it will be at the very beginning of its evolution, which the current Vitara has already passed.
On the go, the car is comfortable, the engine is almost inaudible. His rumble begins to penetrate the cabin at speeds above 3000. The Avtomat automatically snaps gears in a timely manner. The only thing that is somewhat annoying is the characteristic buzz of the transmission in first gear. In general, sound insulation is not satisfactory.
If there is a desire to use the full potential of the motor in the city, I can advise the following transmission operation mode: we put the “automatic” selector in position “3”, turn off the overdrive and turn on the power transmission mode button. If there is sand on the asphalt, then there is the opportunity to scream tires.
We tried to climb in the mud. What came of it? Remember how a bar of soap dangles in the bathroom. In general, you want to drive off the asphalt into the mud - change your shoes to the appropriate tires. In Bridgestone 235 / 60R16 tires worn on chic disks with a summer pattern, our beauty has nothing to do there. And the clearance of 183 mm is enough, and the motor power in low gear is beyond the eyes, but the tires covered with mud turned into wet slippery slicks: the slightest roughness in the form of a bump or a hole knocked off a given path.
Who would have thought that the miniature Vitara would turn into a large seven-seater SUV.
The feed remains the same - there is nothing to reduce or add here.
The second row of seats can be folded or moved in parts. The inverted front armrest becomes a cup holder.
Three identical regulators with rubberized rims are also equipped with amber luminous inserts.
The instrument cluster is always highlighted, when the external lighting is turned on, the brightness decreases.
Under the protective glass - three separate optical elements.
There is a tool box under the luggage compartment floor.
The front of the Vitara has been updated. Decorative threshold connecting arches,